Sara Bareilles extends her return engagement in Waitress on Broadway
Six-time Grammy Award nominee Sara Bareilles will now play her final performance as Jenna in Waitress on March 11, 2018.
This is certainly no "Bad idea"! Waitress' composer/lyricist - and Tony & six-time Grammy Award nominee - Sara Bareilles has decided to extend her return engagement in the Broadway production by an extra two weeks. She reprised the leading role of Jenna on January 16 and was scheduled to remain in the show until February 25, but will now play her final performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on March 11, 2018. Ms. Bareilles continues to star alongside two-time Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz as Dr. Pomatter until his final performance on February 11. Mr. Mraz and Ms. Bareilles previously collaborated on the tracks “Bad Idea” and “You Matter To Me” from Bareilles' concept album “What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress”. She previously made her Broadway debut in the musical, succeeding the show's original star Jessie Mueller as Jenna and playing a limited run from March 31 through to June 11, 2017.
Sara Bareilles is an American singer-songwriter who has sold over one million albums and over nine million singles/downloads in the United States alone. She has earned six Grammy Award nominations so far, including "Album of the Year" for "The Blessed Unrest" and "Best Musical Theater Album" for Waitress, along with a Tony Award nomination for Best Score.
The current cast of Waitress includes Sara Bareilles (as Jenna), two-time Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz (as Dr. Pomatter), Maia Nkenge Wilson (as Becky), Caitlin Houlahan (as Dawn), Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (as Earl), two-time Tony Award winner John Cullum (as Joe), Benny Elledge (as Cal), and Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (as Ogie).
Waitress officially opened on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on 24 April 2016, following previews from 25 March.
Waitress is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by six-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.
Synopsis: "Based on the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, the musical follows Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. Faced with an unexpected pregnancy, Jenna fears she may have to abandon the dream of opening her own pie shop forever… until a baking contest in a nearby county and the town's handsome new doctor offer her a tempting recipe for happiness. Supported by her quirky crew of fellow waitresses and loyal customers, Jenna summons the secret ingredient she’s been missing all along – courage."
The creative team behind Waitress features scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Suttirat Larlarb, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind and sound design by Jonathan Deans.
Waitress is produced on Broadway by Barry & Fran Weissler and Norton & Elayne Herrick.
Waitress Tickets are available now for performances through to December 23, 2018.